Sunday, April 8, 2012

Idealist by Estee Lauder

 I should begin this review by saying that I love Estee Lauder's products, this is actually why I was convinced into purchasing this product in the first place. This serum is supposed to "dramatically reduce the look of uneven skintone", and by this the Company means: redness, acne marks, dark spots, sun spots and discolorations. Well, I may have to admit that maybe I wasn't the best candidate for this serum cause nothing of the abovementioned really troubled me at the time of purchase (about three months ago) apart from some acne marks. And actually these acne marks were a recent achievement from picking on my face for no reason....
Anyway, the serum is a non oily fluid with many sparkly particles that smells real nice and feels great on the skin. I wore it daily under my cream and I felt as if it gave me a pretty glow -probably because of the particles- and not of what it was actually doing on the skin. Three months later, my acne marks are pretty much gone, but I have to say that I did not witness a great overall change on my skin and the serum may have worked on the marks but not quite as fast as some other products I have used in the past. For example, the Clinique even better dark spot corrector (which I did not love either) worked faster and the Mario Badescu whitening mask which I used directly on old red acne scars -even overnight some times- vanished them in no time.
So, to conclude I wasn't really satisfied with the particular product cause I paid quite enough for it and didnt even see a difference, yes it gave me a temporary daily glow, it didnt break me out, it felt nice on the skin, BUT I wouldn't purchase it again.


  1. Thanks for the write up - I was looking at Esteé Lauder products the other day and considering getting the Advanced Night Repair - have you tried that product? All the reviews say it's amazing....but expensive!

    Filakia x

    1. Vanessa, Advanced night repair will be among my next reviews, and yes, it is worth it!!!!

  2. that's a really good product but really expensive!
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  3. I love Estee Lauder products as well, Can't wait to try this Idealist!
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  4. Which is your favorite serum from estee lauder? I am looking into getting one